February 11 – LaLiga has won a battle against pirate TV operators stealing live broadcast of matches in brazil with the closure of three IPTV platforms who were getting more than 1.5 million visits a month and had over 8,000 illegal subscribers.
The three illegal operators (www.listaiptvbrasil.com.br, www.melhorlistaiptv.com.br and www.listaiptvbrasilhd.br) were ordered to permanently remove the LaLiga-owned audiovisual content, cease all illegal activity, hand over all devices involved in their operations and transfer the domain names.
The individual offenders also made a commitment to collaborate to identity any related illegal platforms.
The most recent decision follows an earlier case where four other illegal but popular streaming websites dismantled and permanently closed. These platforms were getting more than 43 million visits each month and nearly 14 million unique users per month.
“As a part of the entertainment industry, LaLiga is doing its bit to put a stop to this scourge, which not only affects football, but thousands of people who work in the industry,” said Melcior Solar, director of LaLiga’s audiovisual department.
“Audiovisual piracy is a crime, it endangers the future of the game, the league and the sport as a whole. What’s more, many people are directly or indirectly dependent on the industry. That’s why we’re firmly committed to continuing to lead the battle against piracy,” said Soler.
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